george grew up in colonial virginia. his father; a landowner and planter; died when he was only 11 years old. fortunately; george had an older brother named lawrence who took good care of him. lawrence helped to raise george and taught him to be a gentleman. lawrence made sure that he was educated in basic subjects like reading and math. when george turned 16 he went to work as a surveyor; where he took measurements of the american revolution and leading the army.
geore was one of virginia's delegates at the first and second continental congress. this was a group of representatives from each colony who decided to fight british together. in may of 1775 they appointed